Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Math Parent Letter

Current Math Unit Parent Letter for the unit ending October 3

This link has more links to games, problems, standards, etc. that we are learning in math currently. This unit is all about using doubles to add or subtract 1. This unit ends the end of this week.

What is starting next week is about how to use 10 to make adding and subtracting easier.
The unit we start next week

Field Trip, October 24

Forms came home today for a field trip to see a play in Tampa.  The cost is $10.  If you need assistance, please let me know.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Doubles

This week we are working on doubles in math.  Many are "getting it" and some are having trouble with it.  The idea of doubles is if you have 30 can it have a double fact?  Well, yes because if you take 30 erasers (or whatever you have around the house) and divide it into 2 even groups, there are 15 in each group. So 15+15=30  BUT 30=15+15 also!  Paying attention to those signs is a really important part of the process too.  So after realizing what doubles are (addends that are the same number), there is really more to this.

Try this with your child.  They should be able to do this!
Ask them if 17, 14, 5, or 8 can be doubles.  How do they know? Can they explain it to you?
Can they show you how they figure out this problem (draw a picture or use manipulatives)?
Can they write a number sentence? (example: 3+3=6 or 6=3+3)
Can they explain what doubles are?

The students made some amazing discoveries today that honestly blew my socks off!  They are thinkers and are truly starting to explain the thoughts in their heads.  One student connected doubles to Monopoly.  When you roll doubles you get to roll again. When you don't roll doubles, you don't get to go again.  BRILLIANT thinking these kids do daily!  Be proud! :)

Important Info

We were asked today to be sure to share that if your child is a walker and you meet them every day, to be sure to know that they will be sent walking even if you aren't there.  If you are not comfortable with your child walking home alone if you are not there, please arrange to have them as car riders instead.  Also, please remember that the school opens at 7:30 for students to enter.  Sending students into the building prior to 7:30 does not ensure that there will be someone in the classrooms to watch them.  We want all students to be safe and secure.  THANK YOU! :)

Monday, September 29, 2014

spelling words for Oct 3 test

1. star
2. far
3. jar
4. car
5. par
**6. shark**

Number 6 is  a bonus word

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Friday, 9/25....WAHOO!!!!!

We have filled our character card chart!  Tomorrow, Friday, September 26, 2014, we are going to celebrate with a movie and popcorn party at the end of the day!  WAHOO! They may wear comfy clothes but not pajamas for this one.  :)  Please congratulate your group for this amazing work!

If anyone would like to send in popcorn or juice boxes, that would be great!  In fact, if you could email me that you are doing this, that would be great so I don't have to buy it and we have too much!

THANK YOU!!!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Papa John's

Thursday, tomorrow, is a Papa John's PTO night. Check your child's planner today for a sticker with more information!